Spokane Journal of Business

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Chef plans production kitchen in Rathdrum

A new North Idaho company called Kettle Works plans to make soups and sauces for the restaurant industry at a new food-processing plant now under construction in Rathdrum, Idaho.The 21,000-square-foot production kitchen being built in the Thayer...

Shea is expected to get $28.6 million LC job

Shea Construction Inc., of Spokane, is expected to receive a $28.6 million contract for the planned Lewis & Clark High School expansion and renovation project.Spokane School District 81s board of trustees has recommended to the state of that a...

Chambers unite to form political action committee

The Spokane Area and Spokane Valley chambers of commerce are forming a political action committee that will support ballot measures that impact the regions business climate positively. The PAC also will recruit and support elected officials who a...

Trailer maker cuts back, profits at old Alloy site

Since buying Alloy Trailers Inc.s assets out of bankruptcy one year ago, two California businessmen have formed a new company here, called Reliance Trailer Co. LLC, that has cut Alloys production level, closed a manufacturing facility, and been...

Garco Building Systems booms

As Garco Building Systems prepared earlier this year to expand its manufacturing facility in Airway Heights, company President Bill Savitz recalled an old story about a shoeless cobbler who was too busy making shoes for others to craft a pair of a...

CPM buys Layrite’s former block business

Central Pre-Mix Concrete Products Co., of Spokane, has bought the assets of the former Layrite Products Co.s block-products business here from Iron Bridge Masonry Products LLC, and has begun operating Layrites former plant on Trent Avenue, had...

Bouten doing $30 million hospital job in Oregon

Bouten Construction Co., of Spokane, is well under way on a $30 million expansion and renovation project at Holy Rosary Medical Center, in Ontario, Ore., near the Idaho-Oregon border.The two-phase project will include the construction of a that...

Rahco wins $5 million environmental contract

Rahco International Inc., the Spokane-based industrial manufacturer, has landed a $5 million contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to design and develop a system for containing potentially harmful waste at landfills.Rahco has started work...

Brick maker leases space in Valley

National Refractories & Minerals Corp., a Livermore, Calif.-based manufacturer of heat-resistant materials for industrial furnaces, has leased space in the Spokane Valley for a regional distribution center.The new distribution center is located...

Accra-Fab execs buy out Valley fabricator’s stock

Accra-Fab Inc., a Liberty Lake-based precision sheet metal fabricator with 300 employees here, has been bought by its president and a company director, dismantling an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) that had owned most of the company for the a...

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